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  1. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    One added point, make sure the reel has strong drag to keep Cuberas or groupers out of the rocks. Lost numerous jigs and live bait when I did not stop them soon enough in Panama.
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    30# Spinning Options

    Okuma has a popping rod for around $250. Charkbait has or had a 15% sale going too. I have the larger version, purchased from Charkbait during their FH sale, matched with a Slammer 3 6500HS. Smaller version may go well with 5500 or 4500. HAWAIIAN CUSTOM POPPING RODS, HWP-S-832MHA
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    Avet sx Raptor vs Trinidad 16na????????????

    Might wish to add MXJ and MXL Raptors to your comparison. More drag and line for small weight increase. Have not used the Trinidad but have a Talica TAC 12 II which is nice but I would buy an Avet JX Raptor in its place if shopping today.
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    30# Spinning Options

    Have a Black Hole SPJ rod for sale. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/threads/black-hole-cape-cod-special-slow-pitch-66-spinning-rod-new-price-drop-375.747847/#post-5274479
  5. Almud

    ????tackle shop?????

    They active on FaceBook too. https://www.facebook.com/sandiegotackletraders
  6. Almud

    Speed Jigging BFT

    Works for AmberJacks too!
  7. Almud

    Recommendations. 4pax private charter

    Elfin Cove Resort is a good choice as well. Can fish 3A or 2C. Been to both Elfin Cove and Yakutat/Icy Bay Lodge. Preference for Elfin but both were really good.
  8. Almud

    Fred Hall 2021

    Parking lot at Qualcomm would be better for SD show.
  9. Almud

    I'm looking at Avet's for flyline outfits.

    My MXJ Raptor worked well on YFT below #30. When bigger grade are present, I use JX Raptor, HXJ Raptor or HX Raptor. HXJ is nice as it has a narrow spool.
  10. Almud

    Recent Flatfall info - Pacifica and others

    #200 braid is an alternative.
  11. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    Orange worked great for lingcod in AK!
  12. Almud

    First 2.5 day trip

    Your spinning rig will work well for throwing ColtSnipers other jigs or stick baits. I am not a fan of spinning reels for live bait; lost a few fish on spinners as I did not detect the bite quickly enough. Maybe my poor technique but I get better results with conventional. My #25 rig is an...
  13. Almud

    SPJ rod building

    Solid blank. Caught a #140 with a BH finished loaner rod last year.
  14. Almud

    For Sale Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Price Drop $375

    Used this rod’s twin in AK. Great for rockfish and lingcod. Bump for end of month.
  15. Almud

    All the rods at Penn are out of stock?

    Check Amazon, they have stock
  16. Almud

    WTB *MINT* Okuma Rail Rod PCH XXH

    Had good luck getting mine on Amazon; 701XH, 741XXX and 801H.
  17. Almud

    WTB *MINT* Okuma Rail Rod PCH XXH

    Turners had some in San Marcos. Not sure if it was a XXH.
  18. Almud

    J hook over circle hook?

    I prefer circle hooks. Last week, I landed five YFT (20# avg) on Mustad #1 ringed circle hook and 25# fluoro leader. I let the fish run about five seconds and then add drag. Circle hooks are easier to remove and get back on the bite.
  19. Almud

    Ultra light tuna rod- what size reel?!

    I have used an Avet MXJ Raptor with no problem on the BH 6’2” Slow Pitch Version. The only challenge you may find is that the JX reel foot is too big. It is for mine but your rod seat may be different. Caught numerous fish but would not use it for tuna in the 80# and larger range. Reel is...
  20. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    Had fun with my Avet MXJ on the TR Innovater. Caught a bunch of Black rockfish and a couple of lingcod. Used the Black Hole spinning rod with coltsnipers and caught rockfish too. Both worked well. I have an extra BH 6’6” slow pitch spinning rod for sale. I bought two but will only end up...
  21. Almud

    NON MAG CAST RAPTORS

    Got an HX Raptor w/o MC from Squidco at their Fathers Day sale. Silver, RH.
  22. Almud

    First slow pitch setup advice

    I have been very happy with an Avet MXJ Raptor on a Black Hole 6’2” two piece. Using 80g to 250g but mostly try to stay as light as possible. Great in Panama and Alaska. I am going to try a Temple Reef Innovator with a Komodo 471 in AK soon. Will also try a Black Hole spinning slp with Penn...
  23. Almud

    Documented covid testing?

    Which test did you take?
  24. Almud

    Documented covid testing?

    How do you get the test from Kaiser? They told me I had to be symptomatic; not available for travel.
  25. Almud

    Just curious? Covid 19 Breakouts on Sport Boats

    If you catch it but are asymptomatic, how would it make you feel if your wife got terribly sick from it. The challenge we all face is not only our health but those we remain in close contact with. There are a few trips I would like to go on but will skip this year.
  26. Almud

    For Sale Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Price Drop $375

    Bump for new Black Hole Slow Pitch Jigging spinning rod.
  27. Almud

    Pull the Trigger? Or not...

    Have had good results with flat falls. Locals are really good at speed jigging.
  28. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    In Panama, I used the Black Hole B-632H2MF with an Avet MXJ Raptor, #65 plus appropriate short TS for AJ's, Rainbow Runner, smaller YFT and other fish on pinnacles. Also used this rig for live bait, blue runner, on Roosters but due to operator error, got too excited and did not let the fish...
  29. Almud

    DW-1 Jigs

    How does there action compare with OCT 4?
  30. Almud

    SPJ and other Japanese style jigging techniques in SoCal

    Caught a number of big lings in AK using BH Cape Cod SPJ and Challenger Bank. Have not fished NorCal in many years but believe AK is somewhat similar to the Farallons. Numerous BH pics on Icy Bay Lodge reviews in AK section.
  31. Almud

    HXJ 5/2 MC Raptor vs Trinidad 40N

    Caught a number of YFT up to 130# with an HXJ Raptor on a CC. 80# test and short 100# fluoro chunking bonita.
  32. Almud

    What models do you recommend for slow pitch jigging?

    Going to try my Okuma Komodo 471 with new TR Innovate in AK next month.
  33. Almud

    What models do you recommend for slow pitch jigging?

    MXJ Raptor is my preferred reel. Caught many fish on it in Panama and Alaska. 140# Hali with a Black Hole slow pitch rod.
  34. Almud

    Leaving California? Where Do You Go ??

    why not WA? No state income tax and if near Oregon, no sales tax.
  35. Almud

    For Sale Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Price Drop $375

    Black Hole Slow Pitch spinning rod looking for a new owner... Jig wt: 120 to 400 Grams, PE Line 2-5 Never touched water.
  36. Almud

    Pull the Trigger? Or not...

    Be interested to know if casting irons in Panama was successful. Have not had luck but it is probably my lack of technique. I take Black Hole 5’2” 350 and 450 jigging rods, a BH 6’2” slow pitch rod and use the boats Phenix Megladon for popping or stickbaits. Boat has Seekers high end with 30W...
  37. Almud

    Accurate getting into slowpitch

    Have not tried in California but in Alaska and Panama, slow pitch jigging is a blast. I primarily use Black Hole rods. Caught a 140# halibut last year In AK Plus many large lingcod.
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    Icy Bay Lodge 07/12/20

    Looks like weather may set down for you a bit Wed-Fri according to weather channel. Wishing you calm seas and big fish at Jurrasic.
  39. Almud

    SOLD Lot of JRI irons and an OCT

    Still pending or available?
  40. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Thank you FishRock! Will save for a better alternative. Is the Okuma SCT RR 7XXXH a good alternative? How does it compare with the PCH 74XXXH? I mainly use the HX on my Black Hole 450gr rod but at 5'2", it may be too short for getting on a one of the SD fleet boats.
  41. Almud

    MXJ raptor question

    I have MXJ, JX, HXJ and HX Raptors. Would not target BFT on MXJ. H series a better choice. Caught a 140# halibut on MXJ while targeting lingcod. Fun fight but if it was a tuna, it would have spooled me. MXJ ok for smaller YFT. Use the reel on my BH slow pitch rod. Really works well. One...
  42. Almud

    Cedros C 661XHA For BFT

    Anyone use an Okuma Cedros CJ-C-661XHA for big tuna with 100# set up? Is a glass rod a detriment? I know this is a low cost option but I only go out about four times a year. Have used Seeker loaner rods in the past And may save up for one.
  43. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Which rod?
  44. Almud

    Cedros For BFT

    Anyone use an Okuma Cedros CJ-C-661XHA with an HX Raptor for big tuna with 100# set up? Is a glass rod a detriment? I know this is a low cost option. Have used Seeker loaner rods in the past.
  45. Almud

    Okuma PCH 74xxxxh

    Special deal somewhere? How much?
  46. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    plus Jamie has excellent insight on popping rods, they carry BH and UC plus others. He has a few good posts on the subject in older posts.
  47. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Which UC, Sidewinder or GT Surf? I have enjoyed excellent results with Black Hole jigging and Slow Pitch rods but never tried their popping stuff.
  48. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Going to try Okuma Hawaiian popper rod out Friday with 6500HS but bring the 8500 in case big BFT show up.
  49. Almud

    WTB NIB avet hxw raptor in silver

    Did you try SD Tackle Traders? They were advertising good deals.
  50. Almud

    For Sale Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Price Drop $375

    Weekend bump for Black Hole Slow Pitch spinning rod. Two piece for easier travel.
  51. Almud

    Delta flight fishing in Ketchikan

    Have not had a problem traveling in the US or departing the US On many trips since prior to TSA. Went to Brazil with four trays of top water plugs with no questions last September. Coming back though can be a problem depending on the country. In January, I even removed the spool from my reel...
  52. Almud

    Delta flight fishing in Ketchikan

    I go to JNU almost every year. Reels and lures in carry on. Never had to remove line. TSA does inspect my bag due to lead. They did question a PL68 once but let me go. Had a bunch of flat falls and octopus jigs. However, in Mexico, Panama and Guatemala, I have had to check my reels on the...
  53. Almud

    reel for Okuma PCH-P 761H?

    Penn Slammer 3 6500HS. Amazon has them at discounted prices occasionally. One has to check as prices change.
  54. Almud

    SoCal deck hand work

    Have you thought about getting a job at one of the lodges in Alaska for the summer?
  55. Almud

    Outrider with Fisherman's Landing

    Trying to understand how stable the Outrider is compared to Constitution and Outer Limits. I do not get sick on Center Consoles running 45 to 60 miles or catamarans in AK. Will try ginger gum in combination with the patch.
  56. Almud

    Outrider with Fisherman's Landing

    How stable is the Outrider. Got sick on the Outer Limits and Constitution even with the patch. Never sick on 4 Packs or CC but they go much faster.
  57. Almud

    For Sale Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO

    Length is 7 foot. I believe the rating was 40-60 but cannot confirm. I ran an Avet JX with 65# braid on it the one time it was used. 20# Dorado was an easy fight.
  58. Almud

    For Sale Toro Tamer Ahi Assassin Jigging Rod, $150 OBO

    Ahi Assassin used once to catch two nice Dorados. $150 F2F sale in San Diego
  59. Almud

    For Sale Black Hole Cape Cod Special, Slow Pitch 6'6" Spinning Rod, New, Price Drop $375

    Never seen water. Bought two but only need one. Black Hole Slow Pitch S-662H2MF; F2F in San Diego
  60. Almud

    Starting my tuna arsenal......

    For cow YFT in PV, Constitution and Marlas have excellent equipment included in the price. Just show up with a couple of coolers, clothes, PL68 and/or Flat Fall rigs.
  61. Almud

    Face Mask Options

    Tried numerous versions in the tropics. Columbia has been my favorite. Their outlet store in San Isidro had great deals around Xmas. HUK had a few good ones but I cannot find them anymore.
  62. Almud

    For Sale New Blk Avet JX Raptor

    And if their sale is like last year, immediate purchase may even be better the the gift certificate. At least that was my experience last year.
  63. Almud

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Yes, just sick the first night, hydrate and oatmeal in the morning and then I am fine. How is the Searcher? That ultra light load looks enticing.
  64. Almud

    Which Long Range Boat and why?

    Which boat is most stable and fast? I suffer from seasickness and use a patch. It works great on center consoles running 50 to 60 miles and catamarans in AK but on the Constitution and Outer Limits I still got sick. Would like to fish San Diego on 2.5 days or longer. Willing to pay extra for...
  65. Almud

    barbecue / smoker Feed back

    Really enjoy my Louisiana Grill from Costco. Added smoking cabinet is good for salmon and halibut.
  66. Almud

    Tuna Jig/Pop blank for Spinning Setup

    I have Black Hole Cape Cod Special 1pc Jigging Rods 350g and 450g. Their blanks are $186. Good for jigging heavier jigs, trolling, live bait fishing and chunking. Definitely handle 30# drag. Run my Avet HXJ Raptor and Shimano Talica II 12 on them. May run an Avet HXW Raptor on the 450 if...
  67. Almud

    Tuna Jig/Pop blank for Spinning Setup

    Second DennisV’s comment on Black Hole jigging rods. Caught many fish on 6’2” BH Slow Pitch rod. Bought a 6’6” spinning version to try in Alaska this summer and Panama next year after watching Kil catch many fish with his. Last year I borrowed Kil’s Challenger Bank with my MXJ Raptor and...
  68. Almud

    How many trips did it take to land your first 100# tuna?

    First trip in Panama. 140#.
  69. Almud

    Color of your Braid, does it matter?

    What about for Peacock Bass fishing tied directly to the lure? Used 65# dark color on the lodges reels. Have a reel loaded with white spectra that I plan to take with me and thinking about changing to dark green. Is it a waste of money to change?
  70. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    Not sure. Have not used JB.
  71. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    It is thicker than Momoi Verifier, at least for #65.
  72. Almud

    Nomad Design Pandora Braid x8

    Have it on my Avet JX. 65#, caught a couple of dorados and it worked fine. Have not used it too much, loaded in January. Bought it when Nomad had their Christmas sale.
  73. Almud

    Charkbait store....

    Bought many products from them over the years. I wish their San Diego store was still open but I am in OC enough to stop by their Huntington Beach location for sales.
  74. Almud

    SOLD SOLD! Okuma Nomad saltwater travel rod NT-S-703M-MH

    How big of a reel do you use and what type of fish?
  75. Almud

    Real world Cedros gear info?

    Will a Okuma Nomad MH spinning 7’3” three piece travel rod work at Cedros?
  76. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Slammer it is! Hope to get YT on slow pitch too.
  77. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Two or three times per year but could hook into yft or Cubera snapper. Think I will go with Slammer 3 or Spinfisher VI. Leaning towards Slammer for durability.
  78. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    How does the Battle II 6000 compare with the Slammer 3 5500 or 6500? Plan to use it for slow pitch jigging, colt sniper and stick baits. Is it a quality reel or nowhere near as good as a Slammer? Or should I consider SpinfisherVI 5500 that is $60 less than Slammer 3?
  79. Almud

    20% OFF All Nomad Lures: Madmac, DTX Minnow, Madscad and Riptide !!

    Getting any Riptide 105 Long Casts back in stock? Looking for one in the green/chart and another in orange.
  80. Almud

    Penn Slammer for Stick Baits/ Small Poppers

    Check the price on Amazon
  81. Almud

    The Yooneek Reel Case — Safe, Secure, Organized

    Would be nice to see reel case for blue water reels. I use a soft sided. padded lunch box for four reels that each have individual reel covers for checked or carry on baggage.
  82. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Slammer worked well on an Okuma Cedros Ha, 6’. Nothing huge, biggest was a 50# YFT with bonita chunk bait.
  83. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Going to try an Okuma Hawaiian HWP-S-832MHa popping rod on my 8500HS once I can get back on the water.
  84. Almud

    Cape cod special slow pitch rod

    Mine came in one of the nicest rod covers I have received! Hopefully will try it in AK this summer. Maybe even for Cohos.
  85. Almud

    Jerry Brown Spectra Date

    Correct Or in the wrong order. Why is 100# thinner than 80#?
  86. Almud

    Cape cod special slow pitch rod

    I have the BH 6’2” and 6’6” spinning. Use 80 to 250gr in AK and Panama. They work well. Tried the Innovate in Panama this year and enjoyed it too. BH is having a 10% sale now.
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    Jerry Brown Spectra Date

    How can 80# be thinner than 100#.
  88. Almud

    Xtratuf boot sizing

    Agree with all points and I use orthotic insole too. Normally wear size 11, bought size 12.
  89. Almud

    Alternative to FlexxRap

    Batting gloves worked better than golf gloves for me but the golf gloves did work for a week of fishing in Panama.
  90. Almud

    Okuma Fishing Fred Hall 2020 SPECIALS??

    Got the popping rod aat CharkBait, 30% off in store.
  91. Almud

    Okuma Fishing Fred Hall 2020 SPECIALS??

    Any Hawaiian Popping rods?
  92. Almud

    Marlas Charter

    Anyone have an open spot on a Marlas charter? Looking to try them out but need to join a group.
  93. Almud

    Openings on a 3.5 day trip on Osuna's No Tuna No Chinga

    Already booked in PV the week prior. Hoping to find a group to join in April or May. Tight lines!
  94. Almud

    Long Beach Temple Reef will be at Fredhall

    In the booth or at one of the stages? if at a stage, is the stage assigned?
  95. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    Thank you for the on the water feedback! Nice peacock in the net. Did you get the woodchopper from KLures? Looks like one I left down there last year.
  96. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    What do you think about Lews Custom Inshore SLP Casting Reel? 30” per turn, 20# drag? Only 6.6oz. More than $100 less than Abu Garcia.
  97. Almud

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    Okuma Makira 50W on a Super 4X2 I believe, used fish. Not sure what the captain uses to control the kite; think it was an electric reel.
  98. Almud

    HXJ as a kite reel?

    I have used 50W on a kite in Mexico. Not sure an HXJ would work. I love mine as a jigging, chunking and bottom fishing reel for halibut
  99. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Thanks AK! Not sure who will take any <26” halis. About 2# of meat... I plan to fish four days in 3A.
  100. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Plan to use swim baits, popper, live bait and chunking from center console In Panama and Mexico; definitely traveling. Received 8500HS as a gift with a 6foot Okuma jigging rod. I like the BH quality but it may be overkill for my limited use. Used a friends Phenix chunking for smaller YFT...
  101. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Meetings are this week. Not sure how soon published regs will post.
  102. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Looking to buy at Fred Hall next month. Recomendations?
  103. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Based on the Alaska Journal, 2020 limits will be set sometime this week. https://www.alaskajournal.com/2019-12-18/halibut-charter-operators-brace-more-cuts-2020
  104. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    In 2019 and prior, Elfin Cove was in 2C that allowed one to keep fish 38” or less or greater than 80”. One had to go across Cross Sound to enter 3A area where one could retain one halibut of any size daily except for certain Tuesday and Wednesday’s. Second halibut could be kept 28” or less but...
  105. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    From Elfin Cove one can fish 3A. Last three times fishing there, we caught 54” to 59” daily. 2016 to 2018.
  106. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    When you fish Pybus is it self guided or charter? How is the halibut fishing?
  107. Almud

    Elfin Cove question

    Fished Elfin Cove Resort four times and always had a good time. Fishing has been good for us, they have access to 3A where you can catch and keep larger halibut. Planning to go in August this year to catch the Coho run. Mike is great to work with, meals are excellent and accommodations...
  108. Almud

    First time fishing Alaska

    There are a few good lodges about 45 minutes west of Juneau by float plane in Pelican and Elfin Cove. Kings normally available in May to June.
  109. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    Many are using heavier flat falls, 250-300 grams, for BFT in SoCal these days. I plan to try in Panama and PV this year for YFT. Will use my HXJ Raptor w/ 80# for these.
  110. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    I run short top shot, about four feet. Size dependent on where and what I am fishing for. Mainly using flat falls.
  111. Almud

    Avet JX Raptor line suggestions

    Normally run Diawa J Braid 8X but just spooled Nomad Pandora 8X. #65 metered line.
  112. Almud

    Southeast AK Yelloweye Closure

    Are they good as live bait fly lined or on a sinker?
  113. Almud

    Peacock Bass Reel Help

    Need a bit of help on choosing a baitcaster to fish big peacocks in Brazil. Looking for a reel to throw Woodchoppers and other swim baits. Will need at least 20# of drag and 140 yards of 65# braid. Initial thought is a Shimano Tranx 300AHG. Have heard 13 Fishing Concept Z3 and Abu Garcia...
  114. Almud

    NEED HELP WITH SELECTING POPPING COMBO

    Anyone have a Phenix Megalodon? Comparison to Black Hole? I have BH jigging rods and really like them. However the popping rods are very expensive and Phenix is about $200 less. Will use with Penn 8500HS
  115. Almud

    PV trip starting from today

    Bring an ice chest or buy at Walmart or Costco in PV. They wrap it at the airport in cellophane for about $10. Depending on your ticket, it will count as checked luggage.
  116. Almud

    Best braid and why?

    Anyone try the Nomad Tackle braid from Australia yet? Have been a Momoi metered and Diawa J Braid 8X fan for awhile.
  117. Almud

    ALASKA FISHING

    Never fished with them but have fished the area and really like it. They are a short run from Area 3A where one can catch one halibut of any size except some Tuesdays and Wednesdays (subject to change each year).
  118. Almud

    Yo-Zuri Mag Darter & Hydro Minnow Yellowfin Tuna Action in Panama!

    How do they work for Cubera, Roosters or Dorado?
  119. Almud

    Slow pitch jigging rods

  120. Almud

    Captain Steve’s Fishing lodge

    Does it matter if low tide is mid day?
  121. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    Had an almost identical experience! Couple of PM’s, executed order, follow up email with shipping/tracking info, shipped Monday and arrived yesterday with excellent packing! Looking forward to posting picks. Debating on which reel to pair it up with, JX Raptor, MXJ Raptor or Komodo 471 or do...
  122. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    Where can one purchase this rod online or in SoCal?
  123. Almud

    Halibut gear thoughts

    Caught nice halibut from 77# to 141# using Avet HXJ and MXJ Raptors. All in fairly shallow water, less than 230 feet. Black Hole rods. First 77# was on an Ugly Stick Tiger5’6” H. Biggest on MXJ. Video is on Alaska forum, Icy Bay trip.
  124. Almud

    Skipjack Theory? Keep-Smoke-give away?

    Use for live for Marlin and big YFT bait or chunking for YFT, Cubera or Grouper.
  125. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    FIshy was an excellent buyer. We agreed on price and location. He arrived on time with cash in hand. Good guy exposing youth to our passion to chase that elusive fish we all envision catching.
  126. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Not ready to let it go for less than $470
  127. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    It is a Raptor so I’ll need more for it.
  128. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Just sharing the price. For whatever reason, Amazon has a good price on the 8500 HS. I plan to use mine for big YFT and jigging or chunking for cubera and grouper down in Panama.
  129. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Just checked: $237
  130. Almud

    Opinions for a new spinning reel

    Penn Slammer III 8500 HS was around $300 on Amazon
  131. Almud

    INNOVATE SPJ - Designed for Head Boats

    When will JDM have them?
  132. Almud

    Tackle Day | Save the Date

    Phenix Redeye on sale?
  133. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for a BFT or cow YFT
  134. Almud

    Avet MXL Raptor Catches???

    Video is on an Icy Bay thread in the Alaska forum.
  135. Almud

    Avet MXL Raptor Catches???

    MXJ Raptor #140 Halibut on a Black Hole Challenger on July 4th this year.
  136. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Avet indicates 1.9 / 1. https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxw-rap-series-lever-drag-casting-reel.html
  137. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Rod sold! HXW Raptor looking to fish!
  138. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for a home. Ready to catch that BFT or YFT! Reel loaded with white 100# Diawa J-Braid 8X.
  139. Almud

    Fun @ Panama Sportfishing Lodge 8/21-24

    Heavy Cubera! Will chase them again in January!
  140. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    I did not plan on using for casting. Mainly flat fall or with a weight/rubber band. If it does not sell soon, I plan to keep it and buy another rod for travel.
  141. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Red marking is from a Sharpie over “Made in USA” that I placed to distinguish from others. Notice that this HXW has MC, a newer feature for the HXW model.
  142. Almud

    How Does One Find Open Spots On A 4 Pack?

    Looking to join a group on a 4 or 6 pack in October. Weekday preferred. I get seasick on the larger boats but never on 25-30 ft boats down south or in AK. Must be the roll of the larger charter fleet.
  143. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for someone to take me BFT hunting... Can meet in SD or at the docks.
  144. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Still looking for someone to chase BFT....
  145. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    Unfortunately the conventional rods are one piece and I need two piece. I guess Temple Reef ot Black Hole. UC has a two piece blank that I may check out.
  146. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    No grey market opportunity?
  147. Almud

    Okuma Slow Pitch & Popping Rods

    i see new models on Okuma’s website but cannot find them in stores. Where can one see or order these Tesoro or Metaloid Slow Pitch rods and Metaloid Popping rods? Prices and performance? https://www.okumafishing.com/en/product/Tesoro-Slow-Jigging-Rod-2019-NEW/Tesoro-slow-jigging-rods.html...
  148. Almud

    SOLD $475. New HXW Raptor w/ MC And 100# Diawa 8x J Braid

    Never touched the water. Avet HXW 5/2 Raptor w/ MC filled to the top with 100# Diawa J Braid: $475 Okuma PCH-C-741XXXH: $220 Price Drop - SOLD F2F cash only sale in San Diego area.
  149. Almud

    Video Edit - HKSlays Hosted Trip ComeFishPanama April 2019.

    Amazing even the “small” YFT pull like a freight train! There was a comment comparing tropical yft to cold water yft. Do they pull much harder down south? I have only caught them in Panama and PV but will try soon in San Diego. Excellent filming and editing!
  150. Almud

    Fishin in Barcelona, Spain

    2nd on Salamanca! Had a great dinner there!
  151. Almud

    Fishin in Barcelona, Spain

    Here are a couple of good seafood places plus Barcaloneta (sp) has great places too.
  152. Almud

    Black Hole Nano, UCSidewinder or ?

    Open to any recommendations
  153. Almud

    Black Hole Nano, UCSidewinder or ?

    Looking for a popping rod. I have BH for jigging which I really like but hear many positive comments about UC. Would need to find a rod wrapper in San Diego or SoCal for the UC as they only sell Sidewinder blanks. Any other suggestions, Okuma, Ghost Hunter?? Need two piece for travel with...
  154. Almud

    Rod for Slammer III 8500HS

    Anyone put a Slammer3 8500 on a UC Sidewinder? Best place to get one wrapped in San Diego?
  155. Almud

    ICY BAY REPORT

    We were there the week before. Echo all your comments about the team at the lodge. Top shelf all the way!
  156. Almud

    Insoles for Xtra Tuff Fishing Boots

    Abeo sport inserts from The Walking Co. Put them in my boots or deck shoes for all day use.
  157. Almud

    New Shimano Speedmaster II LD 2-Speed

    Specs look close to a Talica 12 II. Other than lower drag rating and lower price, what is the difference?
  158. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip, AK in 2019

    Kil, Thank you for including me in your group! My PB halibut. BH rod was great teamed with Avet MXJ Raptor, 65# and 80# three foot Topshot tied to 100gram Striker Tackle flatfall jig. Thought I might get spooled but kept the pressure on and with great coaching from deck boss John, got her in...
  159. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip, AK in 2019

    Looking forward to joining you Sunday! Looks nice and calm. Hope offshore went well today!
  160. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    No need for travel unless it is your form of ID for TSA but a driver license is sufficient. Did you use your passport for the AK fishing license or a drivers license?
  161. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Received today; ordered 6/6 so only 11 days versus the late July early August commitment date Amazon provided at purchase. Will pair it up with an Avet HXW with #100 or a Talica 12 II with 80# MaxC depending on the bite.
  162. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Thanks for the link. Will grab some spares! First trip to the Amazon for me though I have fished smaller peacock over last 35 years in Panama and bigger pavon in Venezuela many years ago. Bucket-list trip for us!
  163. Almud

    For Sale BNIB Yeti Hopper 2: $215

    Carry on size for flying fillets home with you.
  164. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Thanks! Got four from Acute Angling.
  165. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    I looked at the Torque two speed lever drags but could not find one with enough 100# line capacity. Did I miss the 60 size in my search?
  166. Almud

    For Sale BNIB Yeti Hopper 2: $215

    Cash only, F2F San Diego. Need to fund a new reel.
  167. Almud

    Spectra color?

    What about multi color? I like it for flat falls but might use the rod for flylining if there are big bft or yft in the area.
  168. Almud

    Slammer 3 8500HS

    Priced at $232.35 on Amazon. About $100 lower than elsewhere. Amazon is the seller. Is this too good to be true or are there issues with the Slammer 3 8500HS?
  169. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Thinking about putting an Avet HXW Raptor or a Penn Fathom 60 - 2 on my new XXXH with 100#. They look fairly close spec wise though I prefer the Avet gearing with slightly higher high and lower low. $210 list price difference though. Is the value there for the Avet?
  170. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Hope to watch it happen! That lingcod at the end looks huge too!
  171. Almud

    Ordered another Okuma rod

    Thanks for recent posts regarding Amazon moving up delivery dates. Gave me confidence to order a couple of rods. Got notice yesterday that the delivery date will move up to next week from late July/early August dates originally committed by Amazon!
  172. Almud

    Teaser Edit - Wife Slays YFT on the Popper - ComeFishPanama 4~19.

    Saw some of the pics on CFP’s FB page. Looks like you had a fantastic trip!
  173. Almud

    Tesoro Slow Jigging Rod

    Has anyone seen these rods yet? Okuma claims they are new for 2019 but the year is almost half gone. Model#. TSR-C-662MH
  174. Almud

    Amazon Peacock Bass Lures

    Could not find many choices for propeller baits for our trip this fall. Found K Lures on line and ordered four. They look nice and delivered on time as promised . Cannot wait to try them out in the fall. Will post results when I return.
  175. Almud

    1.5 day BFT gear question

    Will a 5’2” Black Hole with HXJ Raptor with 80# J braid work? Have caught 120# yft on a 4 pack but never fished on a boat out of SanDiego.
  176. Almud

    1.75 Day on the Constitution - Gear and Boat Help

    Bunks: my preference is lower and as far aft as possible.
  177. Almud

    For Sale 2 DAY TORRES CHARTER 2019 JULY 31-AUG 1ST ((((SPOTS AVAILABLE))))

    May wish to move post to SoCal Sport Boat Trip Planning page. I jumped on a similar trip two weeks ago. https://www.bdoutdoors.com/forums/forum/so-cal-sport-boat-trip-planning/
  178. Almud

    shimano trevala rod matched to avet mxj or mxl

    I use an MXJ on a Black Hole slow pitch rod. Worked great in Panama and Alaska. 65# and short fluoro leader tied to butteryfly jigs.
  179. Almud

    PV Tuna Fishing

    Check out the Marlas page on FaceBook. They update frequently.
  180. Almud

    Advice on a boat please

    Thanks for the info. Typically looking for weekday opportunities this summer. If a schedule is posted, I can request days off.
  181. Almud

    Advice on a boat please

    Are there open charters on the Josie Lynn?
  182. Almud

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Thank you!
  183. Almud

    Komodo SS Power Knob - Upgrade-able ?

    Did you order? Was it model# E70-8401 for the handle?
  184. Almud

    MXJ use

    Use my MXJ Raptor for jigging in Alaska and Panama. Great for lingcod (typically less than 150’) or anything I can hook in Panama. Will try it for Halibut in AK this summer. 65# Momoi with 4’ 100# fluoro.
  185. Almud

    For Sale 2 New Custom Rods $175 each

    They look really nice! Do you ever make custom 2 piece Slow Pitch jigging or 7.5’ 2 piece conventional tuna popping rods?
  186. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thank you for the detail. Help me understand the comment regarding no catch and release for lingcod? In the past, if the fish did not fit the slot, we had to let it go. I gave back many over the past four years and have not kept any in the past three years due to oversize for the slot.
  187. Almud

    Cow BFT Reel Recommendations

    I like the Shimano better for switching from high to low. Have to do some wierd reverse with Okuma, at least the one I was using. It did help me land a 197# yft and worked well. My Shimano Talica12 2 has worked well with yft up to 140.
  188. Almud

    For Sale Spectra-JB, Threadlock, Daiwa

    Thanks but looking for J Braid 8X. Paid $29 for 500 yards of 80# but cannot find it anymore.
  189. Almud

    Roosters - Central America

    I have heard that Pedasi, Los Santos, Panama is good with pangas possibly available.
  190. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks! Really looking forward to this trip. Been to AK numerous times but never Icy Bay. Hope to catch a ling bigger than the slot size. Last three years I’ve had to throw them back. Also going earlier than normal for me as we target silver runs but last year was slow though the silvers we...
  191. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Booked already , Bosco’s advice taken! Now just waiting to try some BH rods on big halis and lings!
  192. Almud

    For Sale Spectra-JB, Threadlock, Daiwa

    Any Diawa J braid multi colored metered in 80#?
  193. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Just sent you a PM. Looking forward to this trip!!
  194. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks Bosco! My itinerary and layover will closely match yours. Was not aware of the SEA freezer. Past trips never had overnights in SEA.
  195. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    With the late flight out of YAK, how does one keep their fish frozen with an overnight in JNU or SEA? Is the early flight out through Anchorage a better option?
  196. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Agreed. Christian was in motion the whole time for all four days. Both were fun to fish with! Capt. Luis kept us on fish and they were a really great team. Both show a lot of passion! When we hooked our second shark, I was too tired to bring it in and it was a pleasure watching Luis fight...
  197. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    And even the printed specs my not be 100%. What I can state is the reel paired with a 5’2” Blackhole Cape Cod Special landed numerous yft from 40 to 120 pounds and a couple of halibut over 70 pounds with no problem. Low gear is also a dream pulling heavy weights off the bottom fishing deep for...
  198. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    HXJ 5/2 Raptor is 1.9, non Raptor is 2.4 https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxj-rap-reel.html https://www.avetreels.net/reels/hx-series/hxj-52-series-lever-drag-casting-reel.html
  199. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Short video
  200. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Agreed. Fished with CFP five times now. Kerry is great to work with! Keeps getting better!
  201. Almud

    Fanatastic Trip In Panama

    Four day trip out of Boca Chica starting January 9th. Caught numerous species including 1 for 2 on marlin, seven Cuberas, many mullet snappers, couple of AJs, rainbow runners, one wahoo, many dorados and a couple sailfish shots but no hook up. Surprise of the trip was a 10 foot bull shark...
  202. Almud

    Slow pitch jigging rods

    I would buy one if they came in two piece. Esier for airline travel.
  203. Almud

    Hxj Raptor recommendation

    Using Daiwa J Braid multi color. Almost Same diameter as MaxQ (.43 vs .41) but I like to know the depth when chunking for YFT.
  204. Almud

    Carry On Fishing Rod Guatemala

    Not sure but they were very strict with many item when I departed a couple of years ago. No lures with hook. No exercise bands. No line on fishing reels. When leaving Mexico, I had to check rods that I carried on down to Mexico and to Alaska every year. Same thing to Panama earlier this year.
  205. Almud

    What are you using your MXJ Raptor for?

    Bottom fishing jigs in AK for lingcod, yellow eye and black rockfish. Would like to hook a big halibut but not yet. Worked in Panama for mullet snapper. Will try for Roosters and Cubera this year. Jigging or chunking. Mounted on a BlackHole Slow Pitch Jigging rod.
  206. Almud

    What SIZE reel for BlackHole slow jigging rod.

    I use an Avet MXJ with #65 Momoi Diamond braid multi color on my BH632 If I need to go up in size, I switch to a Shimano Talica II 12 but would not be really slow pitching, just jigging butterfly, using big grub, chunking or live bait.
  207. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Will we book through you or the lodge? Should we just bring reels or bring our rods as well?
  208. Almud

    Need a new place to fish

    Any preferred month in the summer? Tides or moon preference? How does one bring their fish back? It looks like one must overnight in Seattle going both directions based on flight transfers.
  209. Almud

    Need a new place to fish

    May try Yakutat next year too. Been to Elfin Cove numerous times and always have fun. Silvers were very late this year though. If I don’t go to Yakutat I will go back to Elfin Cove Sportfishing Lodge as the lodge is fantastic with really good fishing in both 3A and 4C areas which is a...
  210. Almud

    Not all McMahon snaps are created equal

    How do the Sampo BX series compare?
  211. Almud

    Panama Advice Needed

    Great video! Been out with CFP four times and always have a great time!!!
  212. Almud

    Mexican License Fees

    My $23.20 purchase was for one week.
  213. Almud

    Mexican License Fees

    I paid $23.20 at Conapesca in San Diego. Form was from May 2015. In and out in 10 minutes, very nice gent processed it quickly. http://www.sportfishinginmexico.com/licences/ http://www.sportfishinginmexico.com/application/
  214. Almud

    Reel choices for Black Hole Cape Cod 250 gram 54B

    On my BH 502B, I run either an Avet HXJ with 80# Diawa J Braid or a Shimano Talica2 12 with 80# Maxcuartro
  215. Almud

    Jigs for Panama?

    Caught Almaco Jack and yft on Shimano BF fall flat and Striker ff. 200 and 250 grams
  216. Almud

    Recommend Good 4 or 6 Pack for Big BFT

    Interested in joining if there are free spots.
  217. Almud

    New 2018 Shimano Lures

    Why is the price so high on Flat Fall Lucanus? Effective on halibut? What size hook on the 180g? Can one change the hook?
  218. Almud

    New 2018 Shimano Lures

    What size and colors. Do you fish them like mooching on a drift?
  219. Almud

    Our Puerto Vallarta Adventure 7-6-18

    Great report and hard work fighting those cows. Not sure who is more tired in that one pic with your friend laying on the deck! So envious! Will try in November, wish it was with the Osuna’s. How did the Sam’s bags do transporting your fish?
  220. Almud

    Just myself at this point.

    Just myself at this point.
  221. Almud

    Osuna's New Fishing Machine

    Please let me know if you have open slots on your trip.
  222. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Thanks... cannot wait. Looks like you had a great time on your first Icy Bay week this year!!
  223. Almud

    Rodless Jim Charter On the Marla IV - On Mainland Mexico Board

    Had no problem bringing back two coolers with about 50#’s each through LAX from PVR last November. There were about six of us loaded up! I want to try Marla. Looking for a group to join.
  224. Almud

    Dad/Son lodge recommendation salt/fresh

    One additional benefit at Elfin Cove Resort is that they can fish 3A water in addition to 2C. Provides one the opportunity to keep one halibut of any size each day except Tuesday and about eight Wednesday’s when 3A is closed to halibut.
  225. Almud

    Dad/Son lodge recommendation salt/fresh

    Going to Elfin Cove for the fourth time. Always a good time. My sons joined me last year. I have only fished salt water here, not sure about rivers. http://elfincoveresort.com/
  226. Almud

    Icy Bay Lodge trip i 2019

    Interested in the second week!
  227. Almud

    Aztec 3 Day Charter, Light Load of 18 in July

    Any spots left? What type of license needed? New to SD fishing... Rain gear needed and what type of equipment?
  228. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    How did it compare to Panama? I have had excellent experiences in Panama and seek similar accomadations and boats. As each fishing location is unique, my primary measurements are how hard the captain and mates work, the accomedations and meals (simple local food is my favorite in Panama). Not...
  229. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    Thank you for the feedback. Other than price, what sets BB apart from other Guatemala or other fishing lodges you previously visited?
  230. Almud

    Budget Sailfish Guatemala?

    How is fishing in August? Typical shots for sails and Marlin? Are dorados active? Bottom fishing for cubera or roosters in the surfline? Does Guatemala have rainy season in August? All day rain or squals that come and go?
  231. Almud

    SFPIL Trip

    How did the high speed vibe work?
  232. Almud

    Guatemala In Late Summer

    Thinking about a short trip to Guatemala in August or September. Maybe 3 or 4days fishing. Based on some investigation, it looks like this is not prime sailfish time but one can still get a few shots and marlin may be more prolific. How about dorado and roosters? Any Cubera action...
  233. Almud

    Another Successful Trip w/ Come Fish Panama

    YFT were going off at Hannibal Bank on 4/10 to 4/12. Fished two days at Hannibal and Montuosa and one day inshore at Ladrones. Used sardine chunk bait, chunks of bonita and live quinoa (sp). One on a popper.Our fish weighed 80 to 120. Caught a number of mullet snapper and maybe hooked three...
  234. Almud

    need one anlger to join Icy Bay Lodge jigging trip in Alaska

    Are you full for July 22nd? Is that the travel day in and 7/29 is departure day? Are rain gear / boots provided by the lodge?
  235. Almud

    HXJ Raptor Gear Shift Problem

    Thanks gents. Took longer to find a jewlers screwdriver than to resolve the issue. Looks like the shift lever came off its pivot point or the cover was not aligned correctly. Regardless. Wiped the area, added a drop of Avet lube and reassembled. Works great on the work bench; looking forward...
  236. Almud

    HXJ Raptor Gear Shift Problem

    Used my HXJ for second time ( 4 days in AK last year) last week. Would not shift into low gear while fighting YFT. Any suggestions other than sending it in? Reel is about 14 months old. Rinsed daily on first trip and then when I got home.
  237. Almud

    What lbs braid MX raptor

    Put 300 yards of 65# Momoi Verifier Diamond plus about a 10 foot top shot I use for jigging in Panama. Will change for 60# topshot in AK.
  238. Almud

    Anyone used one of these ?

    Put it on the rod after rod comes out of the rod holder. Reduces abdomen bruising.
  239. Almud

    Anyone used one of these ?

    Used them for live bait and chunking tuna when they are to small for belt harness. Also for AJ’s and halibut.
  240. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thanks for the info! Additional questions regarding halibut and lingcod fishing: Does tide size have a great influence? Large high tide better than smaller or medium preferred? I prefer to fish days with high tide around noon to 2pm so that I can fish both incoming and outgoing. Is this a...
  241. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Thanks CChris: Any recommendations? Price at $4500 sounds consistent with Pelican. Is Kodiak similar to SE AK or better?
  242. Almud

    Where Should I Try Next In Alaska

    Fished SE AK last seven hears with recent trips to Pelican and Elfin Cove that allowed 3A sized halibut. Typically fish in July or August. Target halibut, lings and rockfish with silvers if they are abundant. What I like: lodges, easy flights from SoCal to Juneau and then to the lodge. What...
  243. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    @markt The JX was too big for the reel seat on my BH B-632H2MF Slow Pitch rod. Exchanged for a Talica 12 II. A bit big but I was targeting YFT, Cubera and big Halibut on different trips. Worked great on a couple of nice lingcod but too heavy and overkill in AK. I just received an Avet MXJ as...
  244. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    If you can wait until the Fred Hall show, Black Hole may again offer show promotions. I picked a couple at discount plus no CA tax last year. Turners had good prices on slightly blemished reels (I never found the blemish on my JX) and Squidco had show pricing last year too.
  245. Almud

    Reel Help for Black Hole Slow Pitch Spiral Wrapped B-581H3R rod

    If you choose the Avet JX, make sure the reel foot fits. JX foot is bigger than MXJ. My Black Hole slow pitch rod could not take the JX without modification but fits an MXJ and Talica 12II.
  246. Almud

    Fish Panama with Host Tony Pena in 2018

    Please send me info too! Gracias
  247. Almud

    Line & Lures In Hand Carry Luggage Returning to the US

    Thanks all. Checked reels, small rod and lures. Did not think that the rod was a problem but security made me check it.
  248. Almud

    Line & Lures In Hand Carry Luggage Returning to the US

    is it still prohibited to bring reels full of line in hand carry coming home from Mexico? What about lures with big hooks. In Guatemala, we had to check lures too. Any limits on bringing YFT home in checked baggage?
  249. Almud

    Can Panama be done relatively cheap?

    Done Copa from LAX for $500 with advance fare to PTY. AA or United have competive fares at times too. One can book all the way to David or drive up which is my preference as I can visit different places on the way up and back.
  250. Almud

    Best Moon Phases and Tides For Gulf of Chiriqui

    Which months do you prefer? Tides more important than moon phases?
  251. Almud

    Best Moon Phases and Tides For Gulf of Chiriqui

    All my past trips coinsided with available time off. Had mixed results. In the future, I would like to time our trip to achieve better results. Is new moon and ascending moon better in Panama? Fishing from low tide to high tide better? What size tide is preferable? Completely understand...
  252. Almud

    Can Panama be done relatively cheap?

    What price per day does one consider inexpensive? Do you have experience driving in Central America? It is very different and changes each year. While many may recommend getting minimal insurance and using your credit card's insurance, one should consider the hassle factor. Having done...
  253. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Had no issue in Alaska either last week but they did check my bag both directions due to jigs. Unfortunately, the issue with line is with TSA Mexico's rules.
  254. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Thanks very much for the PV specifics. Was not sure if the line considered a weapon was specific to Cabo or all of Mexico. In Guatemala, we could not bring any lures through.
  255. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    I believe the concern is flying back to the US. Anybody having issue with SJD or PVR security bringing home their reels filled with line? When I went to Guatemala, I could not bring hooks or even an excercise band through their security even though I had no questions by TSA on the way there.
  256. Almud

    Travel with line on reels

    Same question but for Puerto Vallarta. Can one have line on their reels flying out of PVR? Never have a problem flying from SAN to AK or Panama and back.
  257. Almud

    Constituion- I have a couple of open spots in PV

    What time is departure and arrival?
  258. Almud

    Panama May 2017 - Girl Power on the Hannibal bank and light tackle yellowfin tuna.

    Enjoyed the video! Was down there last year about the same time. Great time with Kerry. How did you like the Island Lodge versus Bocas del Mar?
  259. Almud

    Sunglasses

    I have Costa, Oakley, Onos and Costco. My Oakly frame with Costco lens work best because they have the least base curve. Costa are best on a boat but have some distortion due to base curve. My Oakley's with Oakly lenses are great but make me dizzy when moving. Use them for driving and they...
  260. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Not sure how one can base their judgement about Panama on an expat hijacking their thread. While CR is famous for the Ticos frendliness, I enjoy the hospitality that many Panamanians offered in the past. Purpose of the thread is to see if CR offers an alternative to Panama for fishing action...
  261. Almud

    SOLD Like New Talica 10ii

    just sent a text.
  262. Almud

    SOLD Like New Talica 10ii

    Which brand of braid? Will you consider $350?
  263. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Do the boats in Panama at $1200 per day include Hannibal and/or Montuosa or is this price for inshore? Any recommendation at that rate for three or four days? What is the normal tip? Departing from Boca Chica?
  264. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Thanks for the comprehencive outline. Are the runs to fishing much shorter from the Oso Peninsula versus Quepos? Any difference in results?
  265. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    How about the Oso Peninsula area?
  266. Almud

    SOLD Like New Talica 10ii

    What type of line? $350 / meet in OC next week?
  267. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Which part of CR? What are the differences between the areas?
  268. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    Thanks all. Decision made!
  269. Almud

    Hannibal bank 4-15-2017

    John, Best of luck protecting the fishery. I spend between $7000 and $10,000 fishing in Panama, hotels, car rentals, restaurants and shopping every year. If Panama will not protect their sports fishery, I will spend elsewhere. Panama will always be my preference but the world has many other...
  270. Almud

    Costa Rica or Panama & Why?

    What are the boards thoughts comparing these two counties for inshore/offshore combination trip? Maybe two days of each. If one recommends CR, which are the top three choices for fishing and relaxing? Probably be there a week to ten days.
  271. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Please share jig supplier and type. Thx!
  272. Almud

    SOLD Like New Talica 10ii

    Might considering buying for the right price. What type of line?
  273. Almud

    Hannibal bank 4-15-2017

    Why were the Cubera kept? 21.5 minutes into the film.
  274. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Did you use the heavy gear for Salmon and just change your topshot? What size butterfly jigs?
  275. Almud

    Reels for slow pitch rods

    How does a Shimano Talica 2 -12 work? Thought an Avet JX Raptor would be good but the reel seat is too small.
  276. Almud

    Which moon phase is best for Halibut and Lings in SE AK - 3C?

    Exactly, charter. Would try self guided but I do not have the boat handling experience in the ocean. I like the location since it provides access to 3A. Will miss black out days too.
  277. Almud

    Help with Halibut gear...

    Check out Black Hole fishing rods or blanks.
  278. Almud

    WHERE ARE ALL THE THREADS FROM PANAMA ?

    ComeFishPanama actively posts as well.
  279. Almud

    Which moon phase is best for Halibut and Lings in SE AK - 3C?

    Targeting Halibut & Lings in SE AK. Will troll for Silvers too. Which moon phase is best? Can fish 2C and 3A. Usually, I prefer new moon but am limiting my opportunities?
  280. Almud

    Frontier Lodge in August for Silvers?

    Been told that June the "driest" month in SE AK? Never fished that early but on July and August trips, temp was typically the same except in 2013 when it got to 70 degrees in Craig one mid July day and the Silvers were going off. Limited two days in a row in less than an hour plus lost 60% of...
  281. Almud

    Seward, AK charter recommendations- butts/lings/yellow eye

    Any preference for moons and high tide in mid day versus low tide in mid day. I normally like to fish no moon but not sure if it applies to Halibut, Lings and other rockfish.
  282. Almud

    Best Black Hole (or ?) blank for yo yo/vertical YT?

    Going down to Panama soon and was thinking about picking up a Black Hole rod to go with my Avet HXJ Raptor. Should I consider the 5'1" two piece 502B 250 (easy to transport) or the 6'2" B-632H2MF Cape Cod Slow Pitch. Want to try different jigs including Shimano butterflys. Will use this in...